Public Budgeting in the United States: The Cultural and Ideological Setting

Public Budgeting in the United States: The Cultural and Ideological Setting

by Steven G. Koven

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878407385
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Series: Text and Teaching Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.29(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Steven G. Koven is an associate professor of management and urban policy at the University of Louisville. He is the coauthor of American Public Policy: the Contemporary Agenda (Houghton-Mifflin, 1998).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. American National and Subnational Cultural Perspective

3. Historical Antecedents of American Culture and Political Ideology

4. Case Studies: Cultural and Ideological Influences on Budgeting: 1997 Tax Reform/Budgeting in Texas/Washington, D.C.

5. Linkages among Culture, Ideology, and Budget Outputs

6. Conclusions

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"Steve Koven has given us a pungent and useful study of budgeting in America. His perspective on the cultural underpinning of budgeting is refreshing and unique. The author has gotten beyond the public skin of budgeting and given us a long range and lucid view of the values which structure budgeting. This is a splendid book and a good read for scholars and students alike."—Hank V. Savitch, Urban Studies Institute, University of Louisville

Hank V. Savitch

Steve Koven has given us a pungent and useful study of budgeting in America. His perspective on the cultural underpinning of budgeting is refreshing and unique. The author has gotten beyond the public skin of budgeting and given us a long range and lucid view of the values which structure budgeting. This is a splendid book and a good read for scholars and students alike.

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